As one of the “Underwater Wonders of the World,” Palau is home to two of the scuba diving industry’s most celebrated dive shops, namely Sam’s Tours and Fish ‘n Fins.
Sam’s Tours Introduces New Liveaboard Dive Yacht
Sam’s Tours, Palau’s premier five star dive center, recently introduced its brand new liveaboard dive yacht Palau Siren, in partnership with Worldwide Dive and Sail and the Siren Fleet. To provide the ultimate in liveaboard dive vacations, the luxurious Palau Siren is based on a traditional hand-crafted design and has been carefully outfitted with modern amenities. The Palau Siren is setting a new standard in Palau and recently set sail in November, 2012.
Palau Siren features eight large staterooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms, individually controlled air-conditioning, personal entertainment systems and large comfortable beds. The panoramic dining area offers amazing views of the rock islands that complement the international cuisine that is freshly prepared by a team of gourmet chefs.
Leisure time is a way of life onboard Palau Siren, where guests can enjoy a tropical cocktail on deck, relax and watch a movie in the salon, unwind with a soothing massage from the onboard therapist or kayak Palau’s inner lagoons.
The Palau Siren will operate year round embarking on seven and ten day excursions that showcase the famous dive sites of Palau. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 680-488-7267 or www.samstours.com.
Fish ‘n Fins Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Gala Celebration and New Dive Guide
Fish ‘n Fins is the pioneer dive shop in Palau and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on December 12, 2012 with a gala celebration that is open to the public.
Fish ‘n Fins was founded in 1972 by Mr. “Dive Palau” Francis Toribiong. Because of his pioneering commitment to scuba diving, Toribiong was inducted in 2010 to the Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. In 1998, the dive shop management was transferred to the hands of wife and husband team Tova and Navot Bornovski, who expanded the dive shop, activities, community and conservation efforts. Fish ‘n Fins has been Palau’s only PADI IDC center for the last 10 years.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary, Fish ‘n Fins is launching a new Diving and Snorkeling Guide book, which features full descriptions of Palau’s diving and snorkeling sites, 3D illustrations of dive sites and WWII wrecks and beautiful photos taken over the years by renowned underwater photographers.